Robbers who killed man arrested after seven years
CBD BELAPUR: The Navi Mumbai crime branch has arrested two persons for allegedly assaulting and killing a man while committing a dacoity seven years ago in CBD Belapur.
Both the accused belong to the notorious Shikalgar gang of which one more member has been arrested. The arrests have also led to solving six housebreaking cases and a vehicle theft case.
On April 18,2009, the Shikalgar gang targeted the residence of Sanjay Lad, 29.
Sanjay and his brother Sameer fought the robbers. But, Sanjay succumbed to his injuries and Sameer was seriously injured.
The police had arrested three accused in the case. The prime accused Rajeshsingh Dudhane, 33, and Kailas Dudhare, 30, had been absconding over the years.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, police commissioner Prabhat Ranjan said: “They kept changing their location to avoid being caught. Senior police inspector of crime branch Adhikrao Pol recently received a tip-off that the two accused were residing at Jeevannagar slum in Andheri.”
He said: “Without any delay, a trap was laid in the area and the duo were arrested on January 28.”
Ranjan said that investigations showed that the two accused had recently broken into a jewellery shop at Meghewadi and robbed gold worth 40 tolas. They committed a robbery at Kharghar too.
“A total of 17 gm gold worth Rs52,000 and silver coins worth Rs23,000 has been recovered from them. We also seized knives and other sharp weapons,” he added.
Deputy commissioner of police ( crime) Dilip Sawant
said: “Further investigations have led to more crimes committed by the duo, including three chain-snatchings and one housebreaking in Juhu and DN Nagar and four vehicle thefts at Juhu.”
After i nter ro g ating t he accused, the police arrested Sheetalsingh Dudhane, 28, another member of the gang from Lonavla on February 3. His arrest has led the police to solve five house breakings at Khandeshwar and one vehicle theft.
The police have recovered two stolen vehicles Rs2.80 lakh worth from him.
Police chief Prabhat Ranjan with his officers show the seized weapons at CBD Belapur on Wednesday.